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The Malware Museum

Mikko Hypponen

The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. Through the use of emulations, and additionally removing any destructive routines within the viruses, this collection allows you to experience virus infection of decades ago with safety.

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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages.
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
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An example of an MS-DOS-based virus, now removed of its destructive capability but leaving its messages. This item comes from a 1990 project of the British Computer Virus Research Centre, and contains additional controls to study the virus in action.
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Malware Example: PPSCARE.COM *PPSCARE.COM - upon invocation, PingPongScare (tm) will become resident and clutter the screen with the characteristic "bouncing ball" of the PingPong boot block infector. Computing can continue while PingPongScare is in effect.
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This paper categorizes different types of virus activation routines which are found in existing viruses and also discusses what triggers these activation routines. Common viruses are used as examples where possible. This paper also covers why it is important to know what a virus exactly does if you are infected by one. Some horror stories of the worst possible activation routine in a virus are also included. The scope of this paper is limited to PC compatible machines.
Topics: virus, viruses, activation, routines, routine, antivirus, user, mosaic, hard, machine, activation...
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Malware Example: JERSCARE.COM *JERSCARE.COM - upon invocation, JerusalemScare (tm) becomes resident. After a short period of time - about a minute on most systems - Jerusa- lemScare will effect the characteristic Jerusalem virus system slowdown and scrolling black window effect on the left side of the monitor.
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This paper will discuss methods viruses use or might use in the future to attack anti-virus programs. Attacks of this kind are becoming more common, as virus writers seem to be constantly looking for ways to make their viruses more efficient and vigorous. This paper also suggests how to make antivirus products more resistant against such attacks. The scope of this paper is limited to PC compatible machines
Topics: virus, program, viruses, attack, vims, scanner, programs, code, retrovirus, resident, virus...
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Malware Example: CASCARE.COM *CASCARE.COM - upon invocation, CascadeScare (tm) will become resident. After a brief pause, the characteristic rat-a-tat sound of the Cascade virus and its nifty falling letters effect will be seen. This will continue intermittently, for as long as CascadeScare is resident. If the computer is in graphics mode, only the rat-a-tat sound effect will be noticed.
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Malware Example: DENSCARE.COM *DENSCARE.COM - upon invocation, DenZukoScare (tm) immediately displays the popular DEN ZUK virus graphic effect and exits.